ASBESTOS! The word itself may make us think of debilitating diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. This doesn’t seem right that a naturally occurring mineral can do such harm. Well, it does... and it doesn’t.
Moulds are fungi, naturally found both indoors and outdoors. Except for yeasts, which reproduce by budding, moulds spread by releasing tiny spores into the air. Warm and damp conditions inside your home help mould to grow, resulting in mould spores in indoor air. Read more on this topic
Radon is a radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell or taste and can get into your home undetected. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. When radon escapes from the ground into the outdoor air it is diluted to low concentrations [...]
Even though vermiculite by itself is harmless,the deposit in Libby, Montana, just across the border from British Columbia, was naturally contaminated with tremolite... an extremely carcinogenic form of asbestos. The Libby mine was once the most important source of vermiculite in the world. But the mine has been closed since 1990. The site has been [...]